“ Brand: Next / Type: Bibs „
My little boy is now 8 months old and I've been a massive fan of the dribble bibs especially during his teething stages. However they are hopeless at catching and absorbing the milk during a bottle feed. The style of the hob is the big plus point, they can get worn with a smart outfit to any occasion and are so well made and attractive that they look as if they are part of the outfit rather than just a bib. The downside is that mine have a Velcro fastening which by 6 months my baby and worked out how to rip off and they didn't always stay on for long. As a big baby right at the top of the percentile chart, the one size bibs that we bought for our son are now rather tight around the neck but they are great for smaller babies. Bandana style bibs are definitely an improvement on the old fashioned style but some sort of plastic backing would mean that they would keep your baby drier for longer.
When my son was a baby, he seemed to have a constant flow of dribble running from his mouth. The problem was particularly bad during periods of intense teething (which would last quite a while!). The result of this was often soaked tops that needed to be changed frequently (and an overflowing wash basket for me!). To try and reduce the amount of clothes we were getting through, I decided to try these dribble bibs. I had seen other babies wearing them and they looked really cute - often they were used as an accessory to compliment their outfits - they looked really nice but also comfortable too.
I bought him a pack of three dribble bibs from Next, which cost me £5.50. Initially I opted for a set in three shades of blue but I also opted for a pack with star patterns slightly later on. The bibs themselves are shaped as picture above, a triangular shape with a thin 'roll' of material that goes around the neck and fastens with a popper at the back. They were a nice fit on my son - with two options of where to fasten so you can adjust to suit your child. They were not too tight but held in place well. They are made of a cotton material with a terry-towelling style backing. This means that not only are they absorbent but they feel soft and comfortable on the skin.
I found the bibs worked well. They were large enough to catch a large proportion of the dribble but not so large that they get in baby's way - particularly important when baby starts trying to move or grasp things. They kept in place well throughout they day and protected his clothes really well from getting wet. I also loved that they were available in a variety of patterns and colours so they can be quite a funky accessory too. They are available for both boys and girls with a variety of colours and patterns.
I found that these washed well and dried quickly too. They didn't shrink or fade at all and the stitching remained well in place. Very good quality - highly recommended.
My son is a dribbler, hopefully a world cup winning dribbler for England one day but in the meantime he just sticks to dribbling all down the front of his shirt. Its crazy, I put a top on him and a few minutes later its absolutely soaked and I kept on having to change him as it was just too wet for him to wear. My little girl never dribbled so I didn't really know how to deal with it but I know he is teething quite badly and has been for quite a few months now so its understandable.
In order to stop having to deal with all the wet shirts I decided to get my little boy some dribble bibs. These are basically fabric bibs that your little one wears that are a bit nicer looking than just a regular bib they would wear to eat their food in. The thought behind them looking nice is that you can make them part of their outfit for the day and then they can wear them the whole day and once they get wet you just change the bib instead of their clothes all the time.
Next, the high street store do a really nice range of dribble bibs for both boys and girls in a variety of different colours and patterns. When my son was younger I had some light blue ones for him as they went with his quite plain clothing and the baby look but now he is a toddler I have for him some really snazzy dinosaur print ones as he loves dinosaurs. The bibs came in a three pack, one is white with different coloured dinosaurs on it, the other is red and grey striped and the other is a plain green colour. I had to get two packs though as I loved the dinosaur one so much.
The bibs look like bandanas as they are pointed and have that slouchy look to them, I think they look quite fashionable and like how my little boy looks in them. You can really tailor the outfit to the bib or the bib to the outfit!
The bibs fasten round the neck with a strip of Velcro but what I like is that it is backed with a nice terry material so it does not scratch or irritate my little boy's neck. In fact the whole back of the bib is backed with terry so it must be quite comfortable to wear.
The bibs really do soak up the dribble and are a good investment if you have a little dribbler. The bibs are 100% cotton and machine washable which is great. They always look nice when they come out of the machine and clean. A three pack costs just £5.50 which in my opinion is great value.
Next Pink and White dribble bibs - pack of three
I have found that baby's tend to drool and drool and then drool some more or at least I hope it isn't just my beautiful little girl. She's just started teething and at the moment and I cannot seem to keep her chin, neck and clothes dry, so I decided to invest in some dribble bibs. Next dribble bibs are essentially a more stylish form of bib than your typical bog standard feeding bib and they tend to resemble a bandana. I have found them to be a nice choice when my daughter has been dressed in a nice outfit as they look smarter than some of the more practical bibs available.
The pack of three Next dribble bibs that I own differ from the photograph featured above and for a picture of the pack of three Next pink and white dribble bibs that I own see - http://www.next.co.uk/x512880s3#762610x51
Each of the three bibs have a different pattern and the packet of three dribble bibs include, a plain white bib with textured material, a pink bib with a classic looking flower pattern and a white bib with the same classic looking flower pattern. All of the bibs have a terry cloth type material on the reverse side and so far seem to be reasonably absorbent.
I have found that the dribble bibs are not all that suited to mopping up excess milk while bottle feeding, but for protecting your baby's neck and clothes from drool they work a treat. They are quite a good fit for my nearly 4 month old daughter and fasten with a small section of Velcro. Personally, I do believe that she will get a few more months worth of use out of the bibs and then either hopefully stop being so drooly or I imagine that we will need to invest in something else, something maybe a little bigger.
I bought my pack of three dribble bibs from the local Next store for £5.50 and so far I have been really pleased with them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and I will definitely be buying more in the future. I also think that they would make a nice baby gift as there are quite a few different designs and patterns available to suit girls and boys.
Overall, I really like the Next dribble bibs and they have helped to keep my daughter's clothes and neck a little drier while looking quite nice. I wouldn't say that dribble bibs are an essential item as really any bog standard bib will do the same job, but it is a nice alternative and does look rather cute when on.
Five out of five stars.
During a recent shopping trip to Next for a few bits for Jayden I spotted that they had some Dribble Bibs, Jayden is a bit of a sicky baby and often when we are out and about he will dribble a bit of milk meaning it either goes down his top or I have to put one of his bibs around him so the Next Dribble Bibs seemed ideal for when we are out and about.
The Next Dribble Bibs come attached to a small card which helps to keep the bibs in shape, it had the name of the product at the top and the price on a small label, the bibs were attached to the card with a small plastic tag which could easily be snapped with you hands or cut off with a pair of scissors, the packaging really wasn't anything fancy and was more designed to keep the shape and show the shape of the bibs when your baby wears them.
The Dribble Bibs are a similar shape to neckerchiefs, the bibs are made from one piece of material, the two ends are narrow and form a large triangle in the middle, there is a small piece of velcro on either end of the bibs so that you can fasten them around your babies neck, the Velcro is not so large that you can see it, however it is large enough to securely fasten the bibs and keep them in place.
The front of the bibs are coloured with the backs being plain white and made from a towel type material, both pieces of fabric are of a decent thickness so that when they are put together to form the Dribble Bib they are absorbent, the front section of the bibs are made from 100% cotton with the back towel type material being made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester, the towel part of the bibs are very absorbent and are designed to keep your babies clothes dry and dribble free.
The Next Dribble Bibs come as a pack of three, in the set you get one navy and white stripped bib where the stripes are thin, one plain jade green bib and one jade green and navy striped bib with this one the stripes are very thick and chunky forming horizontal blocks of colour, I particularly like these colours in the Dribble Bibs as they are a little bit different and will go with a lot of Jayden's outfits, they also had a pack of matching hats which I just had to buy.
It was important that these Dribble Bibs were easy to wash and care for as they would get a lot of use and after reading the label which is stitched on the inside of each bib I discovered that they were. These bibs can be washed in with your regular washing at 40 degrees, it does state that you should wash with similar colours and also close all fastenings before washing, they can also be dried in a tumble dryer on a low heat and also ironed on a cool setting, although personally I do not feel that they are an item that needs ironing after washing.
As I have mentioned the Dribble Bibs come from Next, and the pack of three bibs cost just £6.00, personally I thought this was excellent value for money, the bibs are of an excellent quality and extremely well made, each bib is neatly stitched around the whole edge to give them a neat finish. The bibs in my opinion are well worth the money at just £2.00 per bib and get a lot of use.
I purchased the Next Dribble Bibs for when Jayden is out to save his clothes from becoming dirty, the bibs only come in one size, they are quite generous, however they fit him perfectly, he has room to grow but they are not so big that they do not do their job.
The bibs are sold at a very good price and are a good quality item, they are definitely worth the money as they really do work, they are of a good thickness with a towel type back making them very absorbent so any dribble is quickly soaked away protecting your babies clothes from becoming dirty.
The Dribble Bibs do not just look like a regular bib around their necks, they look like a neckerchief and look as though they are part of the outfit that your baby is wearing, they are a bit of a fashion item but at the same time are extremely useful and really do work.
I would definitely recommend the Next Dribble Bibs to anyone, they come in a variety of different colours and patterns so there is something for both boys and girls, I have a bit of a thing about Jayden's clothes being co-ordinated, they have to match so I will definitely be purchasing some more of the Dribble Bibs in different colours.